DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2010
Sep
5
 
 
NBC is premiering The Event this month -- specifically, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Gauging from the pilot, it promises to be the next series to cryptically bind seemingly unrelated threads into a larger conspiracy, where we won't know who is on what side, or who is exactly doing what to whom, for quite a while...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
30
 
 
The Emmys for 2010 are over. They began brilliantly -- with an homage to Glee in a hilarious ensemble number, with Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Jane Lynch, Jorge Garcia, Tim Gunn and my hero, Joel McHale. Then came some surprise wins (Jim Parsons, CBS's The Big Bang Theory), and the inevitable, endless list of Thank You's to people we really have no idea who they are...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
14
 
 
Mad Men is back -- the latest episode airs Sunday night at 10 ET on AMC -- and every week as I watch, I think about one of my real guilty pleasures: the art of smart commercials...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
27
 
 
Dearest TV Worth Watching Readers: Since I (unintentionally) opened the Pandora's Box topic of the female psyche in current music videos two weeks ago, out sprang the multi-headed Hydra of Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry. Our Fearless Leader of this website, and my long-time mentor, had clearly lost part of his towering mind -- the Smothers Brothers book having taking such a toll on him, he threw these women onto my lap for some kind of understanding and critique...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
9
 
 
Included and examined, in today's column, are all of four-and-a-half minutes of TV Worth Watching -- if not for the cultural temperature they take, but also for the mishmosh of mixed metaphors, missed metaphors, and random inanities they deliver...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
23
 
 
The third installment of Bravo's Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist is coming up tonight (Wednesday) at 10 ET, and those of us left wanting to know more about the artistic process of designers on Project Runway haven't been left wondering too long. Help is on the way in the virtual carbon copy of the show, but this time with fine artists...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
4
 
 
One night a few months back, I got lucky and found Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler's weeknight talk show at 11 ET on the E! network. It took just a minute to get hooked by her jaded, world-weary, no-time-for-it-all shtick that was high on smarts, and extremely low on patience...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Apr
30
 
 
The seventh season of Lifetime's Project Runway just finished up, and here's another show that has a lot of rewards for artists, designers and creative types beneath the catty cloak of its reality show format. (And yes, this comes from a middle-aged, male heterosexual who is fascinated with the show. Not that there's anything wrong with that...)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Apr
23
 
 
Followers of Kitchen Nightmares (Friday nights at 9 ET, Fox) know well that the host, Gordon Ramsay, is a wound-up, caffeinated mix of successful restaurateur, life coach and perverse provocateur. He can turn very bad restaurants into high-functioning and very well-received ones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Eric Gould

Associate Editor

Eric Gould is a writer in Boston. With prior stints in art, music, photography and design under his belt, he casts a wide net across the media pool fishing for the smart, the surprising and the oddly compelling. He is also the DVD review editor for TVWW. Email him at gould@tvworthwatching.com

 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for under $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

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